In 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) allotted funds for a 3 runway airport in Charlotte. Charlotte’s major airport was built between 1935 and 1937.
The WPA also built the Douglas Airport Hangar is located at 4108 Airport Drive in Charlotte, N.C. According to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, “This airport was the W.P.A.’s largest project, in allotment of funds, at the time in North Carolina.”
Charlotte Douglas International Airport, "The Charlotte Douglas Airport - What is its story?" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Hv0y6eGqo), minutes 4-5, accessed December 2020.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, (http://landmarkscommission.org/2016/10/04/w-p-a-douglas-airport-hangar/), accessed December 2020.
Project originally submitted by Bob Thomason on December 12, 2020.
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